Engine Issue

Tiny
KIACARUSER
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  • 2001 KIA RIO
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 195,000 MILES
My car started up this morning, I idled it for about 10 minutes then drove 2 blocks. It started petering out and the engine died at the the second block. I replaced the battery yesterday. After pushing it home I tried the engine again and it started on the first try. Wondering what the problem is?
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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 3:54 PM

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Tiny
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Such problems are difficult to diagnose and the few things that you need to pay attention to are :

1. Alternator. Get the charging tested. Since you had to replace the battery, it could be a charging fault and when battery gets drained, it would fail. With a new battery, if the charging rate is no good, it would fail soon.

2. Fuel system. It could be a failing fuelp pump, relay or its wiring circuit.

3. Ignition switch. A failing ignition swich can cause intermittent stalling and non starting.
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Friday, December 17th, 2010 AT 10:48 PM

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